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SUMMER | AUTUMN 2018

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Welcome After the long winter and bitterly cold spring, it’s a great pleasure to welcome the warmer days and present our Summer season to you all. This year Curve celebrates its 10th Birthday. It’s been a remarkable decade and we are deeply proud to run this incredible building. Alongside a packed programme of work, there are various events across this historic year to mark our tenth year in the Cultural Quarter. Keep an eye on our social media channels and website for details of our upcoming Gala, Curve Live and other Birthday events across 2018. Curve wouldn’t be the success it is today without three vital ingredients – extraordinary artists who come to Leicester to make the work; you (our tremendously loyal audiences) and our fabulous staff – Team Curve. As the ultimate celebration of community spirit and resilience, we are thrilled to be presenting Fiddler on the Roof, our Curve Young Company and Community production this year. Directed by Sarah Ingram, this is one of the greatest examples of the traditional Broadway book musical, with songs that are ingrained in our cultural conscious. Sarah may be familiar to you through her work as an actor and notably, as the Grand High Witch in our production of Roald Dahl’s The Witches (let’s hope the young people behave!). We are thrilled Sarah is leading this epic production, working with our youth theatre, community groups and local actors, truly celebrating the ethos of Curve. Alongside Sarah, our Head of Learning Melanie Knott will recreate Jerome Robbins’ iconic and ground-breaking choreography. We welcome Curve Associate Artist Akram Khan back to LE1. Akram is one of the foremost choreographers and artists of his generation and we are delighted to be co-producing his latest production, Xenos. This marks Akram’s final performance as a dancer and promises to be a profound and earth-shattering swan song. As the only venue in England outside of London to be presenting the piece, Xenos is certainly not to be missed if you enjoy contemporary dance. Another incredible dance piece not to be missed is Matthew Bourne’s award-winning Swan Lake, which will return to Curve this October. This autumn we will produce the world premiere of Riaz Khan’s Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual. A Made at Curve production based on Riaz’s recollection of his days as a football hooligan in Leicester’s notorious Baby Squad, the gang that crossed racial divides and created an unexpected utopia in a fastchanging city. Curve Associate Artist Dougal Irvine has adapted this incredible slice of Leicester life for our stage. Filled with heart and humour, join us as we transform our Studio Theatre into the Filbert Street terraces, creating something truly immersive. In addition, we are pleased to be presenting some of the best touring drama including Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain, a new play based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic character, Agatha Christie’s Love From a Stranger, and as the Great War centenary remembrances draw to a close, we are proud to present The Wipers Times, which celebrates the determination of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity. We are delighted to be bringing the very best musical theatre to Leicester. Cameron Mackintosh has once again chosen our theatre to open the brand new UK tour of the incredible Les Misérables. We are also really pleased to be presenting the timeless Crazy for You and for a more contemporary musical, Cilla – The Musical, celebrating the life of one of the great television icons of the 20th century and featuring a stunning performance by Kara Lily Hayworth at its centre. But before that, enjoy the warmer days, great theatre and activities here at Curve including family days, relaxed and dementia friendly performances. Thank you very much for your continued support and making our theatre what it is today. Chris Stafford Chief Executive Nikolai Foster Artistic Director

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TUE 8 – SAT 12 MAY • THEATRE A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet and she recklessly abandons her old life to settle in the remote and blissful surroundings of a country cottage. However, her newfound love is not all that he seems… Electric with suspense and with a shocking twist, this edge-of-your-seat, rarely seen thriller by the UK’s greatest crime writer is rediscovered in a brand new production by Lucy Bailey (Gaslight, Dial M for Murder, The Graduate) and designed by Mike Britton. For full terms and conditions, and information about ticket discounts please visit curveonline.co.uk

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WED 16 – SAT 19 MAY • STUDIO Following the BAFTA award-winning BBC series, DryWrite and Soho Theatre bring you the acclaimed stage production of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s cult hit. Fleabag may seem over-sexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig themed café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose. Stumbling through a maze of social anxiety, disastrous job interviews and meaningless sex, Fleabag serves up an uproariously funny and true account of some sort of a female living her sort of life.

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Age Recommendation: 16+ Please note this performance will contain sexual references and strong language.

PERFORMANCE TIMES Wed – Sat 7.45pm Sat 2.30pm TICKETS £18 – £10

FLEABAG DRYWRITE AND SOHO THEATRE PRESENT

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Leicester and Leicestershire Special Schools present

DANCE THROUGH THE DECADES THU 17 MAY • THEATRE This year, the cast of 11 schools featuring 180 young people are celebrating how dance has changed and evolved over the last 100 years. Join us as we travel back in time for a Charleston in the 1920s, 1950s rock and roll, 1970s disco and many more! These performances are a real showcase of the talents of young disabled people from all over the county. The confidence, sensitivity, lack of inhibition and fun bring a refreshing perspective to these dance performances.

SUN 20 MAY • THEATRE

PERFORMANCE TIMES 1pm & 7pm

PERFORMANCE TIMES 7pm

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Midlands Best Dance Crew 2018 is an exciting, energetic show featuring some of the Midlands very best dance crews battling it out for the title and £1000 cash prize. Compèred live, this show features street, commercial and hip hop performances along with special guest performances.

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FRI 1 – SAT 2 JUN • THEATRE Entertainment icon Shiamak Davar is known as the Guru of Contemporary Dance in India and is the most sought after choreographer in Bollywood! Spirit of India – a Shiamak UK production, is a celebration of India’s spirituality, mythology, rich history, diverse culture, colourful festivals, flamboyant weddings, unifying music, exhilarating dances and of course Bollywood. All in true Shiamak Style. Spirit of India comes to Curve with performers from across London and the Midlands. With beautiful costumes, authentic choreography and design, spectacular lighting and production, the show truly presents the ‘Spirit of India’. PERFORMANCE TIMES 7.30pm TICKETS £24 – £10

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CIRCUS

SAT 26 – SUN 27 MAY • THEATRE A fantastic theatrical circus experience for all the family. Step into the moment where an explosion has been frozen in time, the remnants of a big top caught mid-air - with everything from circus ring, sequins and fairground horses suspended above ground. Featuring a breath-taking mix of acrobatics, surprising aerial feats, and masterful juggling, The Exploded Circus weaves a story told without words using striking imagery and subtle humour.

PERFORMANCE TIMES Sat 5pm Sun 2.15pm

Mimbre is a contemporary circus company of astonishing women who tell powerful visual stories.

TICKETS £24 – £10

Suitable for ages 6+ years

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ARUN GHOSH’S FUNKY PUNKY JAZZ PARTY TUE 22 – WED 23 MAY • RR2 Award-winning clarinettist Arun Ghosh brings his exciting energy and original music back to The Spark Festival. Arun’s musical moods take you on journeys along rivers, through mountains and into the heart of the city – to a raucous place of musical freedom and funky punky Jazz. Suitable for ages 2 – 6 years PERFORMANCE TIMES 10.30pm & 1.30pm TICKETS £8

ASTON’S STONES SAT 26 – SUN 27 MAY • RR2 Some are big and some are small. One is sad and another one feels cold. All of them need to be taken care of. Every stone gets to follow Aston home and is greeted with a warm and cosy bed. His parents are more worried about the increasing number of stones in their living room. This gentle story is about how important it is to see and appreciate the value in even the smallest things. Suitable for ages 3 – 6 years PERFORMANCE TIMES 11am & 2pm RELAXED PERFORMANCE Sun 27 May, 11am TICKETS £8

THE SPARK FESTIVAL FAMILY DAY

SAT 26 MAY, 12 NOON – 4PM • FOYER

Roll up, roll up, for Curve’s fabulous, fantastic circus Family Day! Join us for lots of free activities; including live music and spoken word performances, circus workshops, craft-making and dressing-up; before a 5pm performance of The Exploded Circus in the theatre. For more information please visit www.curveonline.co.uk/familydays


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MON 4 – SAT 9 JUN • THEATRE High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production of Crazy For You is the ultimate feel-good musical. Starring Tom Chambers (Top Hat, Strictly Come Dancing), Claire Sweeney (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Hairspray, Tell Me on a Sunday) and Charlotte Wakefield (Sound of Music, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as ‘Polly’, it features a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook. Mistaken identities, heartbreak, happiness and a wealth of memorable tunes, including I Got Rhythm, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Embraceable You all feature in this exhilarating celebration of the great Broadway musicals. For full terms and conditions, and information about ticket discounts please visit curveonline.co.uk

PERFORMANCE TIMES Mon – Sat 7.30pm Wed & Sat 2.15pm TICKETS £42 – £10

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STARRING THE AWARD WINNING CREATORS OF

‘CINEMA-SPOOFING LONG-FORM IMPROV FROM THE MISCHIEF THEATRE TROUPE AND YE GADS, THEY’RE GOOD’ DOMINIC CAVENDISH, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

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TUE 12 – SAT 16 JUN • THEATRE Direct from a sold-out West End run at the Arts Theatre, Mischief Theatre the award-winning company behind The Play That Goes Wrong return to Curve with Mischief Movie Night, the improvised movie live on stage. You suggest a genre, location and title and Mischief Theatre’s improvisers bring the show to life, complete with rewinds, fast forwards, director’s cuts and a tailor-played live score. Starring the original cast of The Play That Goes Wrong and BBC specials Peter Pan Goes Wrong & A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong, Mischief Movie Night, performed by them and directed by you, is a guaranteed comedy blockbuster! For full terms and conditions, and information about ticket discounts please visit curveonline.co.uk

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PERFORMANCE TIMES Tue – Sat 7.30pm Wed & Sat 2.15pm TICKETS £25 – £10

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HANDSHAKE LTD & TAL ENTS PRESENTS

TUE 12 – SAT 16 JUN • STUDIO Walk Like A Man takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, now immortalised in the multi-award winning show Jersey Boys, which has been packing theatres worldwide since its debut in 2005. Valli’s unmistakable voice dominated the airwaves for more than two decades with classics such as Sherry, Let’s Hang On, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, December 63 (Oh What A Night), Bye Bye Baby, Who Loves You and many, many more. With a repertoire which needs no introduction, Walk Like A Man combines infectious personalities, amazing vocals, slick harmonies and even slicker dance moves to deliver a show full of energy and nostalgia that will leave you wanting more! Don’t miss the ultimate celebration of one of the world’s greatest Rock & Roll bands!

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PERFORMANCE TIMES Tue – Sat 7.45pm Wed, Thu & Sat 2.30pm TICKETS £26 – £20

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THE LIFE AND RHYMES OF

BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH TUE 26 JUN • THEATRE He befriended Nelson Mandela, fought in the 1980s race riots and recorded radical and relevant reggae music with Bob Marley’s former band. Benjamin Zephaniah was unable to read and write at school but became one of Britain’s most remarkable poets. And now he’s back with his first tour in eight years, to coincide with his remarkable autobiography, The Life And Rhymes Of Benjamin Zephaniah. In a compelling and inspiring show, Zephaniah will explain how he fought injustice and discrimination to lead a remarkable life, while sharing a selection of favourite stories and poems. PERFORMANCE TIMES 7pm TICKETS £22 – £18

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FRI 29 – SAT 30 JUN THEATRE Abba Mania is accepted as the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute production, which celebrates their music and revives those special memories of when the group ruled the airwaves. This is a night not to be missed, so dig out those platforms, dust down those flares, and enjoy all of your favourites including Mamma Mia, Voulez Vous, Dancing Queen, Winner Takes It All, Super Trouper and many more.

THE ORIGINAL FROM LONDON’S WEST END

PERFORMANCE TIMES 7.30pm TICKETS £28 – £10

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MON 2 – SAT 7 JUL • THEATRE Sherlock Holmes lives in retirement on the South Coast. He keeps bees, occasionally casts his fly fishing rod, even plays his Stradivarius when the rheumatism allows. All too aware that he’s older and slower, he’s concerned that he might have lost his touch, paranoid that he is an easy target for his enemies. When Mary Watson (wife of his former associate Dr John Watson) tracks him down, telling him she has seen her longdead son, James, through the window of 221B Baker Street, apparently alive and well, Holmes is determined to solve the mystery and confront his own demons at the same time. Chilling, gripping and filled with unforeseen twists and revelations, this new thriller has been commissioned by Theatre Royal Bath from award-winning dramatist Simon Reade. This world premiere production reunites the dream team of Robert Powell and Liza Goddard following huge acclaim for their performances in Single Spies and Relatively Speaking. For full terms and conditions, and information about ticket discounts please visit curveonline.co.uk

PERFORMANCE TIMES Mon – Sat 7.30pm Wed & Sat 2.15pm TICKETS £32.50 – £10 ACCESS PERFORMANCES Audio Described & Touch Tour: Wed 4 Jul, 7.30pm Captioned: Thu 5 Jul, 7.30pm Signed: Sat 7 Jul, 2.15pm

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SUN 8 JUL • THEATRE Now in its sixth year, National Youth Dance Company has established a reputation for producing high quality performances with a range of dancers who are expressive, brave and shaping the future of dance in this country. NYDC returns to Curve to present a new work created by the 2017-18 Guest Artistic Director Sharon Eyal. One of the most exciting female choreographers working today, this new commission will contain Eyal’s signature style, conveying extreme emotions through movement. This unique choreographic approach combined with the young dancers’ energy and talent is set to produce a mesmerising experience that pushes the dancers to their limits. For full terms and conditions, and information about ticket discounts please visit curveonline.co.uk

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PERFORMANCE TIMES 7.30pm TICKETS £12 Photograph: Johan Persson


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FAMILY

Tiddler © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Alison Green Books, an imprint of Scholastic Children’s Books, 2007; A Squash and a Squeeze © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Macmillan Children’s books, 2003; Monkey Puzzle © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Macmillan Children’s books, 2000; The Smartest Giant in Town © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Macmillan Children’s books, 2002

TUE 17 – SUN 22 JUL • STUDIO Four terrific tales – one superb show!

HHHHH ‘A masterpiece’

Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler‘s best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze.

PERFORMANCE TIMES Tue 1pm & 4pm Wed – Sun 11am & 2pm

This delightful production is brought to you by the team behind Stick Man Live, and is the perfect treat for all ages!

TICKETS £14 – £12

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Starring

Joe Pasquale Written & Directed by Guy Unsworth

Based on the TV series by Raymond Allen

TUE 17 – SAT 21 JUL • THEATRE Everyone’s favourite 1970s classic TV comedy, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em is back with Joe Pasquale starring as the loveable, accident-prone Frank Spencer, Sarah Earnshaw as his wife Betty and Susie Blake as his disapproving Mother-in-Law, Mrs Fisher. The most successful sitcom of the decade gave us the hapless Frank and his long-suffering wife Betty with catchphrases galore and a never-ending list of disasters with roller-skating escapades and runaway chickens.

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Sarah Earnshaw Susie Blake PERFORMANCE TIMES Tue – Sat 7.30pm Wed & Sat 2.15pm TICKETS £28 – £10 ACCESS PERFORMANCES Signed: Wed 18 Jul, 7.30pm Audio Described & Touch Tour: Thu 19 Jul, 7.30pm Captioned: Sat 21 Jul, 2.15pm


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CURVE FAMILY DAY In partnership with Leicester Libraries

FRI 20 JUL • STUDIO When Jess Green joined the Labour Party at university she doubled the number of members who met weekly in the Liverpool Philharmonic pub. Since then she’s stuck by them through the downfall of Tony Blair, the disappointment of Gordon Brown and the monolith of Ed Miliband. After a decade of keeping her membership card firmly at the back of her wallet she’s fallen head over heels in love with Jeremy Corbyn and his raw Communist sex appeal. Following the success of their first music and poetry show, Burning Books, which received 5* acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe and on its national tour in 2015, Jess Green & The Mischief Thieves return with a lyrical, powerful and humorous look at modern politics. PERFORMANCE TIMES 8pm TICKETS £10

WED 15 AUG 11AM – 3PM • FOYER Join Leicester Libraries for this year’s Mischief Makers, themed Summer Reading Challenge Family Day. Featuring performances from House of Verse, Curve Young Company and Community Groups, backstage tours, fun family workshops, craftmaking, storytelling, live music, dressing-up and more! For more information on Family Days, please visit www.curveonline.co.uk/familydays

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NEW COMEDY WINNER OLIVIER AWARD

WINNER WHATSONSTAGE AWARD

WINNER TONY AWARD® WINNER

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BROADWAY WORLD US AWARD

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MON 3 – SAT 8 SEP • THEATRE Back by phenomenal demand, the multi award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit comedy returns to Curve following its sell-out success in 2017. The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident-prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue. Don’t miss this brilliantly funny comedy that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter! For full terms and conditions, and information about ticket discounts please visit curveonline.co.uk

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LONGESD’S RUNNINGT COMEDY!

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FRI 10 – SUN 19 AUG • THEATRE This summer, the Curve Young Company and Community team bring Joseph Stein’s life-affirming musical Fiddler on the Roof to the stage. Meet Tevye the milkman, his long-suffering wife and five strong-minded daughters living in the small village of Anatevka, Russia. In a rapidly changing world on the brink of revolution, this tight-knit, tradition-steeped Jewish community live in a delicately balanced society where time-honoured traditional values are challenged by the changing social views and growing anti-semitism of Czarist Russia. When his daughters decide they want to marry for love instead of accepting possible suitors, Teyve must convince his wife, the elders and the whole village that to marry for love is the greatest tradition of them all. Directed by Sarah Ingram (Curve’s Oklahoma!, 2017), Jerome Robbins’ iconic original choreography reproduced by Curve’s Head of Learning Melanie Knott and featuring a company of over 100 local people, Fiddler on the Roof contains some of the most memorable songs in musical theatre history, including Tradition, Matchmaker and the unforgettable If I Were A Rich Man. PERFORMANCE TIMES

Performance times vary. For a full list, please see the Diary on pages 42-43 or visit our website at www.curveonline.co.uk

TICKETS £24 – £10

ACCESS PERFORMANCES Dementia Friendly: Wed 15 Aug 2pm Captioned: Thu 16 Aug 7pm Audio Described & Signed: Sat 18 Aug 2pm Relaxed Performance: Sun 19 Aug 12pm

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A CURVE YOUNG COMPANY & COMMUNITY PRODUCTION Based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl

Book by

JOSEPH STEIN Music by JERRY BOCK Lyrics by SHELDON HARNICK Produced on the New York stage by Harold

Prince

Original New York stage production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins Directed by Sarah Ingram Original Choreography reproduced by Melanie Knott

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of NEW YORK

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A CURVE CO-PRODUCTION

FRI 21 – SAT 22 SEP • THEATRE Following the huge success of Until the Lions, awardwinning choreographer, dancer and Curve Associate Artist Akram Khan returns with his brand new production, XENOS. Marking his final performances as a dancer in a full-length piece, Akram Khan takes to the stage alongside five world-class musicians. The title XENOS means ‘stranger’ or ‘foreigner’. In this new solo work, Akram and his stellar team of collaborators draw on the archives of the 20th century, unearthing the experience of colonial soldiers in the First World War. XENOS takes place where humanity stands in wonder and disarray, on the border between East and West, past and present, mythology and technology. PERFORMANCE TIMES Fri – Sat 7.30pm

Director/Choreographer/Performer Akram Khan Set Designer Mirella Weingarten Lighting Designer Michael Hulls Costume Designer Kimie Nakano Original Music Score & Sound Design Vincenzo Lamagna Dramaturg Ruth Little Writer Jordan Tannahill Rehearsal Director Mavin Khoo

TICKETS £32.50 – £10

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A Curve Production

Of An Asian Football Casual Dougal Irvine from the book by Riaz Khan Directed by Nikolai Foster Set & Costume Designer Grace Smart Composer & Sound Designer Tasha Taylor Johnson Casting Director Kay Magson CDG

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COMING SOON

WORLD PREMIERE

Priority booking for Members from Fri 11 May General tickets available Thu 17 May

WED 26 SEP – SAT 6 OCT • STUDIO ‘Cause we’re Leicester. We’re all Leicester!’ Away from the racial tensions of 1980s British society and the pressure to stay true to his cultural roots at home, Rushey Mead teenager Riaz Khan finds his place with Leicester City’s infamous football hooligans, the Baby Squad.

PERFORMANCE TIMES Wed – Sat 7.15pm Sat & Thu 2.30pm Wed 3 Oct 7pm TICKETS Tickets start from just £10

Decked out in the latest designer gear and ready for a brawl with the rival firm on match day, Riaz and his friends create a multi-cultural gang advocating racial tolerance, where the only labels that matter are on clothes. But as the years go by and the casualties of football firms around the country mount up, Riaz soon discovers the true price of belonging to a subculture of violence.

ACCESS PERFORMANCES Audio Described & Captioned: Fri 5 Oct, 7.15pm

Now a De Montfort University Lecturer, Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual tells the coming of age story of reformed Baby Squad member Riaz Khan. Join us in September for this gritty, colourful and spirited world-premiere Made at Curve production, adapted for the stage by Curve Associate Artist Dougal Irvine. The immersive experience will be directed by Curve’s Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster.

THEATRE DAY Sat 6 Oct, 2.15pm • £10 £8 with a show ticket For more information on Theatre Days please see page 37.

Age Recommendation: 14+ For full terms and conditions, and information about ticket discounts please visit curveonline.co.uk

Signed & Audio Described: Sat 6 Oct, 2.15pm


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MON 24 – SAT 29 SEP • THEATRE Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s The Wipers Times tells the true and extraordinary story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme. The Wipers Times is coming to Leicester direct from a record breaking West End season. Defying enemy bombardment, gas attacks and the disapproval of many of the top brass, The Wipers Times rolled off the press for two years and was an extraordinary tribute to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity. more information about ticket discounts, visit curveonline.co.uk For full terms and conditions, and information about ticket discounts please visit curveonline.co.uk

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‘KARA LILY HAYWORTH IS A SUPERSTAR... ...YOU’LL LAUGH, CRY AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. CILLA THE MUSICAL IS SIMPLY FLAWLESS’ LIVERPOOL ECHO

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‘HAS THE AUDIENCE ON ITS FEET, AND DOES HER MEMORY PROUD’ MARK SHENTON – THE STAGE

TUE 9 – SAT 13 OCT • THEATRE Cilla – The Musical is a spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed ITV mini-series about Cilla Black, by BAFTA award winner, Jeff Pope (Philomena, Little Boy Blue). The story follows the extraordinary life of the ordinary teenage girl from Liverpool, Priscilla White, and her rocky, yet incredible, rise to fame. The musical score features Cilla’s greatest hits – Anyone Who Had a Heart, Alfie, Something Tells Me and many more 60s favourites. Kara Lily Hayworth fought off thousands of hopefuls to be named as the girl to play Cilla. Executive Producer and Cilla’s son, Robert Willis, said of Kara: ‘I knew she was the one my mum would have wanted!’ For full terms and conditions, and information about ticket discounts please visit curveonline.co.uk

PERFORMANCE TIMES Tue – Sat 7.30pm Wed, Thu & Sat 2.15pm TICKETS £42 – £10 ACCESS PERFORMANCES Captioned: Wed 10 Oct, 2.15pm Signed: Thu 11 Oct, 7.30pm Audio Described & Touch Tour: Sat 13 Oct, 2.15pm Main Photo: Rex Features


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A New Adventures Production

‘AS BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL AS EVER’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

TUE 2 – SAT 6 OCT • THEATRE Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake returns with a fresh look for the 21st century. Retaining the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (Set & Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) will create an exciting re-imagining of the classic production. Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotive, this Swan Lake is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered conventions, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Collecting over thirty international accolades including an Olivier Award in the UK and three Tonys on Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times. For full terms and conditions, and information about ticket discounts please visit curveonline.co.uk

PERFORMANCE TIMES Tue – Sat 7.30pm Thu & Sat 2.15pm TICKETS £45 – £10

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THU 6 DEC - SUN 13 JAN • THEATRE As part of our 10th Birthday celebrations this year, join us at Christmas for the joyous festive favourite, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Following the huge success of Scrooge The Musical last year, Artistic Director Nikolai Foster reunites with twotime Olivier award-winning choreographer Stephen Mear (Scrooge The Musical, Mary Poppins) to bring Irving Berlin’s timeless musical to Leicester. Based on the 1954 American musical film starring Bing Crosby, White Christmas follows ex-army friends Bob Wallace and Phil Davis as they team up with two sisters, Betty and Judy Haynes and put on a show to save their former general’s remote Vermont ski lodge when it falls on hard times. Irving Berlin’s beloved Broadway sensation is an enduring tale of friendship, camaraderie, hope and the pursuit of happiness, told through spectacular dance routines and some of the most memorable hits from the Great American Songbook. This Made at Curve musical features a dazzling, instantly recognisable score including Blue Skies, Sisters, How Deep Is The Ocean and arguably the most famous Christmas song of them all, White Christmas.

PERFORMANCE TIMES 12pm, 2.15pm, 4pm, 5pm, 7pm & 7.30pm Please note that the above performance times vary each week. For a list of performance times, please see the Diary on pages 42-43 or visit our website at www.curveonline.co.uk

TICKETS £45 – £10 Previews (6 – 8 Dec) £20 – £10 AFTER-SHOW DISCUSSION Thu 20 Dec, 2.15pm

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CHRISTMAS FOR EVERYONE Celebrate Christmas at Curve with a range of festive themed Workshops and Free Foyer performances for the whole family to enjoy. Keep an eye on our website for our upcoming festive events.

HOSPITALITY PACKAGES Add an extra sparkle to your festive evening by booking one of our delicious Christmas hospitality packages. AFTERNOON TEA £14.95 (per person) CHEESE BOARD £15.95 (for 2 people) ANTIPASTI PLATTER £15.95 (for 2 people) CANAPÉS & PROSECCO £17.50 (per person)

CHRISTMAS DINNER PACKAGES TRADITIONAL 2 OR 3 COURSE MEAL including: Wine or Prosecco, Coffee & Chocolates and a Christmas Decoration. FROM £24.95 (per person, minimum of 20 people) For more information about Hospitality Packages please visit curveonline.co.uk/eat-drink-shop

ACCESS PERFORMANCES Captioned: Sat 22 Dec 2.15pm Signed: Sat 22 Dec, 2.15pm, Tue 8 Jan, 7.30pm Audio Described & Touch Tours: Sun 23 Dec, 5pm, Sat 5 Jan, 2.15pm Dementia Friendly Performance: Thu 3 Jan, 2.15pm Relaxed Performance: Sat 12 Jan, 2.15pm

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LEARNING

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HOW CURVE CAN WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE AND YOUR SCHOOL

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WORKSHOPS & PROJECTS Offer a range of inspiring workshops and projects for young people, both at Curve and in-school.

To find out how Curve can work with your school, visit us online at curveonline.co.uk/getinvolved/schools

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BEHIND THE SCENES Enable you to go behind the scenes, explore our backstage areas and find out about the people who work in our venue.

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CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS Provide high quality CPD for teachers, developing arts-based learning across your school.

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ARTS AWARD SUPPORTER We are proud to be an Arts Award supporter.

ARTSMARK PARTNERSHIP Collaborate with you on your Artsmark journey.

SCHOOLS WORKSHOP CURVE UNCOVERED

Mon 2 May, 9.30am – 2.30pm Bring your class to Curve for the day! Suitable for KS2 and KS3 (7-13 year olds). Uncover the history of our building as it reaches its 10th birthday, find out what is behind the scenes, meet the people who work here and take part in performing arts workshops. All children will gain their Discover Arts Award by spending the day with us. To book this schools workshop please email: learning@curvetheatre.co.uk


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CURVE FOR EVERYONE

We are committed to ensuring that our theatre is accessible to everyone in our community. Through our exciting programme of Family Days, Theatre Days and Access Performances, audiences are able to engage with and explore our Made at Curve productions.

WORKSHOPS

HIP HOP HALF TERM

Tue 29 May, 10.30am – 4pm Wed 30 May, 10.30am – 5.30pm £40 for both days For young people aged 9-12 years and 13-18 years. Join us during half term to take part in dance, spoken word and music workshops and sharpen your skills in making and performing hip-hop theatre. Led by local artists and Zoonation.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

FROM PAGE TO STAGE Fri 17 Aug, 3pm • £25 (includes show ticket) Join Sarah Ingram and one of our production team for a page-to-stage experience. Find out about the design and production concepts which bring our show to life, you will then take part in a musical theatre workshop, prior to seeing the performance. Suitable for ages 8 years to adult. Family groups welcome.

THEATRE DAYS

Learn more about what goes into making a Made at Curve production at our Theatre Days! Starting with a Q&A with the show’s creative team, you will then take a tour of the set lead by the Stage Management team, before an opportunity to watch the matinee performance.

MEMOIRS OF AN ASIAN FOOTBALL CASUAL Sat 6 Oct, 10.30am – 12.45pm Followed by a 2.15pm matinée.

WHITE CHRISTMAS

Wed 9 Jan, 10.30am – 12.45pm Followed by a 2.15pm matinée. Our Theatre Days are priced at just £8 with a show ticket, or £10 without, and includes refreshments.

WEEKLY CLASSES AT CURVE

Working with our community affiliate groups, we are committed to providing free and low-cost creative classes for people of all ages, all year round.

KAINÉ CHOIR

Led by Kainé Management Mon 5pm – 6.15pm (Children’s Choir) Wed 6.30pm – 8pm (Women’s Choir) Mon 5pm – 8pm (Gospel Choir) £3 per child – £4 per adult

OVER 55s DANCE CLASS Led by Moving Together Tue 1pm – 2.30pm £6 per participant

LITTLE MOVERS

Led by Liz Clark Tue 10.15am – 11.15am (term time only) £5.50 per family group

SIDEKICK DANCE

Led by Sidekick Wed 1pm – 2.30pm for those with disabilities aged 19+ Wed 4.30pm - 6pm for ages 11 to 18 (term time only) £5 per participant

For more information or to book any of the Workshops or Classes above, please visit curveonline.co.uk


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NAME A SEAT AT To recognise your support, you will receive:

An engraved plaque on the back of your chosen seat for 10 years, including a message of your choice Invitation to one Made at Curve production rehearsal A personal thank you on our website A certificate and photo opportunity with your seat To name your seat at Curve please call the Fundraising Team on 0116 242 3571 or email: fundraising@curvetheatre.co.uk or visit www.curveonline.co.uk/join-and-support-us/ Curve is run by Leicester Theatre Trust (registered charity no. 230708)

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THANK YOU TO OUR CURRENT SUPPORTERS

CURVE APPRECIATES THE ONGOING SUPPORT AS PRINCIPLE FUNDERS OF

SPONSORS

B2B SPONSOR

PARTNERS

BUSINESS ASSOCIATES

EXPERIENCE PARTNERS

FRIENDS OF CURVE

Diana & Richard Brooks Neil & Jackie Frettsome Gabriel Bates & family

Annie Bannister Anthony & Lisa Clare Mike Dalzell Nikolai Foster Ritva Foster Linda Fox Simon Harrison Jane Harris-Lock

CREATE PARTNERS Aubrey & Mary Rodgers

TRUSTS & FOUNDATIONS Jonathan Kerry Robert & Janie Martin Barbara Matthews Jim Riley Jean Roberts Chris Stafford David & Diane Statham

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation The Foyle Foundation Garfield Weston Foundation The Headley Trust Heritage Lottery Fund John Ellerman Foundation The Mackintosh Foundation The Wolfson Foundation The Williams Charitable Trust

Talk to us about our exciting sponsorship and partnership opportunities available at Curve. We’re more than a theatre – we put your business centre stage. Call us on 0116 242 3568 Email development@curvetheatre.co.uk or visit www.curveonline.co.uk/business


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BOOKING INFORMATION OPENING HOURS & TICKET SALES OUTLETS

Open Mon – Sat from 10am. When there is no evening performance, the building closes at 6pm. Sunday and Bank Holiday opening times vary, please check www.curveonline.co.uk for more information. You can also book tickets at the Visit Leicester store and our kiosk in Highcross. For all other enquiries please contact Curve Reception on 0116 242 3560.

GROUP AND SCHOOL BOOKINGS

We warmly welcome groups and school bookings, offering special prices and benefits for groups of 10+ for most shows. For more information, please call the Ticket Office or contact our dedicated Group Sales team by emailing groupbookings@curvetheatre.co.uk

CHILDREN IN ATTENDANCE

Children under 18 months are not permitted in the auditoria unless the event is aimed at children under 7 years old. Children of all ages require a ticket to enter the auditoria at any time. If no specific discount is available for children, the full ticket rate will apply. Please call the Ticket Office for the age guidance for each production.

THE SMALL PRINT (PLEASE READ ME CAREFULLY) • Customers selecting e-tickets when purchasing online must present, either in hard copy or on a mobile device their ticket upon arrival. • Concessions and discounts are not available for preview performances. • All tickets, prices, concessions, offers and discounts are subject to availability and can be changed and/or withdrawn at any time, without prior notice. • Only one concession or discount can be applied per ticket purchased and cannot be applied retrospectively. • Tickets are not refundable except in the case of a cancelled or rescheduled performance. • Changes to the cast for a performance (including any star casting) will not entitle you to a refund. • Published ticket prices include a £1 contribution which is invested back into the organisation. • All performance details and content descriptions are correct at the time of going to print and are subject to change and interpretation.

• We are not responsible for the content of any third party website. • Tickets are not transferable to other shows and cannot be sold, resold or offered for sale by customers. Only tickets purchased via our Ticket Office or our approved agents are valid for admission. • All tickets are sold in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulation 2016, for further information on how we hold and process your data please see our website. Public Dress Rehearsals The decision to invite the public to our Dress Rehearsal will be taken on the morning of that performance and tickets will go on sale on the same day. Tickets are limited to four per person and are available on a first come, first served basis.


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ACCESSING We warmly welcome customers with all disabilities requiring particular assistance, and our building and facilities are accessible for everyone.

JOIN OUR FREE ACCESS REGISTER

Our Access Register Scheme is designed to assist customers with additional needs. We store information on your personal requirements so that you don’t need to resubmit evidence each time you book. Once registered, you will be entitled to one free essential carer ticket with the standard ticket you purchase for each show. To become an Access Register Member, please visit our website or call the Ticket Office on 0116 242 3595.

ACCESS PERFORMANCES

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES (CAP)

TOUCH TOURS (TT)

SIGNED PERFORMANCES IN BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE (BSL)

INFRA-RED & INDUCTION LOOP HEARING SYSTEMS

Screens are displayed in the auditorium running the text (just like subtitles). There is usually a ‘Captioner’ who will make adjustments to the live dialogue as the performance happens.

A sign language interpreter stands at the front of the auditorium/forestage to translate the dialogue into BSL during the performance.

AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES (AD)

An ‘Audio Describer’ describes what is happening on stage to customers who have collected an audio-describing headset from the Ticket Office.

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES (DF)

Dementia friendly performances are tailored to meet the specific needs of people living with dementia. They include adaptations to the show, clearer visual markers and signage in the physical environment, and a relaxed attitude to movement and audience responses during the show.

RELAXED PERFORMANCES (RP)

Tailored for customers who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment. Audience members are free to make noise and, while the theatre doors will close, audience members can come and go as they please. We also reserve a quiet zone and set up a screening of the performance for anybody needing time out of the show.

Explore the auditorium, set and characters through touch prior to the performance to get a sense of what will be happening on stage, and experience the different voices you will hear.

Available in our Theatre and Studio. Please ask at the Ticket Office for a headset.

ASSISTANCE DOGS

Dog spaces are available upon request; please let us know during the booking process and a seat next to the aisle will be reserved for you. Alternatively, a member of staff will care for your dog during the performance. We can also provide drinking water for your dog.

WHEELCHAIR SPACES IN ALL OF OUR PERFORMANCE AREAS

All public areas are accessible to wheelchair users, including lift access to the circle level. We have allocated wheelchair spaces for every performance, both in the Theatre and Studio. If you wish to transfer to a theatre seat we can store the wheelchair upon request.

ACCESSIBLE TOILETS

Available on both the stalls and circle levels. We also have a Changing Places accessible toilet with adult hoist on the foyer level, next to door 4 of the Theatre.

ACCESSIBLE PARKING

Available on Southampton Street, in the NCP Rutland Centre Car Park adjacent to Curve, and we have a drop-off point on Rutland Street.


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KEY Public Dress Rehearsal To be confirmed on the day Preview

DIARY

After-show Discussion Audio Described Touch Tour Start 1 hour 30 minutes prior to performance

Captioned Relaxed Performance Dementia Friendly Signed Members’ Event Theatre Day Pre-show Discussion

Fri 29 Abba Mania 7.30 MAY Sat 30 Abba Mania 7.30 Tue 8 Love From A Stranger 7.30 Super Hero the Musical 7.00 Wed 9 Love From A Stranger 2.15 7.30 Thu 10 Love From A Stranger 7.30 JULY Fri 11 Love From A Stranger 7.30 Sun 1 Moving Together Showcase 2018 4.00 7.30 Sat 12 Love From A Stranger 2.15 7.30 Mon 2 Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain 7.30 Wed 16 Fleabag 7.45 Tue 3 Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain 7.30 Thu 17 Dancing Through The Decades 1.00 7.00 Wed 4 Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain 2.15 7.30 Fleabag 7.45 Thu 5 Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain 7.30 Fri 18 Fleabag 7.45 Fri 6 Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain 7.30 Sat 19 Fleabag 2.30 7.45 Sat 7 Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain 2.15 7.30 Sun 20 Midlands Best Dance Crew 7.00 Sun 8 Used To Be Blonde 7.30 Tue 22 Arun Ghosh’s Funky Punky Jazz Party 10.30 1.30 Tue 17 Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em 7.30 Wed 23 Arun Ghosh’s Funky Punky Jazz Party 10.30 1.30 Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales 1.00 4.00 Sat 26 The Exploded Circus 5.00 Wed 18 Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em 2.15 7.30 Aston’s Stones 11.00 2.00 Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales 11.00 2.00 The Spark Festival Family Day 12.00 Thu 19 Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em 7.30 Sun 27 The Exploded Circus 2.15 Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales 11.00 2.00 Aston’s Stones 11.00 2.00 Fri 20 Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em 7.30 Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales 11.00 2.00 JUNE A Self Help Guide to Being in Love Fri 1 Spirit of India 7.30 with Jeremy Corbyn 8.00 Iconic – A Brief History of Drag 7.45 Sat 21 Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em 2.15 7.30 Sat 2 Spirit of India 7.30 Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales 11.00 2.00 Mon 4 Crazy For You 7.30 Sun 22 Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales 11.00 2.00 Tue 5 Crazy For You 7.30 AUGUST Wed 6 Crazy For You 2.15 7.30 Fri 10 Fiddler on the Roof 2.00 7.00 Thu 7 Crazy For You 7.30 Sat 11 Fiddler on the Roof 2.00 7.00 Fri 8 Crazy For You 7.30 Sun 12 Fiddler on the Roof 2.00 7.00 Sat 9 Crazy For You 2.15 7.30 Tue 14 Fiddler on the Roof 7.00 Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show 2.00 Wed 15 Fiddler on the Roof 2.00 7.00 Tue 12 Mischief Movie Night 7.30 Curve’s Summer Reading Challenge Family Day 11.00 Walk Like A Man 7.45 Thu 16 Fiddler on the Roof 7.00 Wed 13 Mischief Movie Night 2.15 7.30 Walk Like A Man 2.30 7.45 Fri 17 Fiddler on the Roof 7.00 Thu 14 Mischief Movie Night 7.30 Sat 18 Fiddler on the Roof 2.00 7.00 Walk Like A Man 2.30 7.45 Sun 19 Fiddler on the Roof 12.00 5.00 Fri 15 Mischief Movie Night 7.30 SEPTEMBER Walk Like A Man 7.45 Mon 3 The Play That Goes Wrong 7.30 Sat 16 Mischief Movie Night 2.15 7.30 Walk Like A Man 2.30 7.45 Tue 4 The Play That Goes Wrong 7.30 Tue 19 Studio 79 – Obsession 7.30 Wed 5 The Play That Goes Wrong 2.15 7.30 Tue 26 The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah 7.00 Thu 6 The Play That Goes Wrong 7.30


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GETTING TO Curve is in the heart of Leicester City Centre in the Cultural Quarter. Parking at the NCP next door is just £4.70 for Curve customers. Simply validate your ticket at Curve during your visit or pre-order when booking tickets online. For sat navs, use post code LE1 1TQ. Alternative parking is also available at the Queen Street Car Park, Queen Street, Leicester LE1 1QW. East Midlands Trains run regular services to Leicester and the train station is just a 10 minute walk away. City centre bus services also have stops within a 10 minute walk away. For further information visit www.curveonline.co.uk/plan-your-visit or call the Ticket Office on 0116 242 3595.

Fri 7 The Play That Goes Wrong 7.30 Sat 8 The Play That Goes Wrong 2.15 7.30 Sun 9 Joe Lycett 7.30 Tue 11 Little Baby Bum Live 12.00 2.00 Wed 12 Little Baby Bum Live 10.30 2.00 Thu 13 Little Baby Bum Live 10.30 Tue 18 An Evening with Pam Ayres 7.30 Fri 21 Xenos 7.30 Sat 22 Xenos 7.30 Sun 23 Dylan Moran 7.30 Mon 24 The Wipers Times 7.30 Tue 25 The Wipers Times 7.30 Wed 26 The Wipers Times 2.15 7.30 Memoirs Of An Asian Football Casual 2.00 7.15 Thu 27 The Wipers Times 7.30 Memoirs Of An Asian Football Casual 7.15 Fri 28 The Wipers Times 7.30 Memoirs Of An Asian Football Casual 7.15 Sat 29 The Wipers Times 2.15 7.30 Memoirs Of An Asian Football Casual 2.30 7.15

OCTOBER Mon 1 Tue 2 Wed 3 Thu 4 Fri 5 Sat 6 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13

Memoirs Of An Asian Football Casual Swan Lake Memoirs Of An Asian Football Casual Swan Lake Memoirs Of An Asian Football Casual Swan Lake 2.15 Memoirs Of An Asian Football Casual 2.30 Swan Lake Memoirs Of An Asian Football Casual Swan Lake 2.15 Memoirs Of An Asian Football Casual 2.30 Cilla the Musical Cilla the Musical 2.15 Cilla the Musical 2.15 Cilla the Musical Cilla the Musical 2.15

7.15 7.30 7.15 7.30 7.00 7.30 7.15 7.30 7.15 7.30 7.15 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30

NOVEMBER Sat 3 Mon 5 Tue 6 Wed 7

Les Misérables Les Misérables Les Misérables Les Misérables

7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30

Thu 8 Fri 9 Sat 10 Mon 12 Tue 13 Wed 14 Thu 15 Fri 16 Sat 17 Mon 19 Tue 20 Wed 21 Thu 22 Fri 23 Sat 24

Les Misérables Les Misérables Les Misérables 2.15 Les Misérables Les Misérables Les Misérables Les Misérables 2.15 Les Misérables Les Misérables 2.15 Les Misérables Les Misérables Les Misérables Les Misérables 2.15 Les Misérables Les Misérables 2.15

7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30

DECEMBER Thu 6 Fri 7 Sat 8 Sun 9 Tue 11 Wed 12 Thu 13 Fri 14 Sat 15 Sun 16 Wed 19 Thu 20 Fri 21 Sat 22 Sun 23 Mon 24

White Christmas 2.15 7.30 White Christmas 7.30 White Christmas 2.15 7.30 White Christmas 4.00 White Christmas 7.30 White Christmas 2.15 7.00 White Christmas 7.30 White Christmas 7.30 White Christmas 7.30 White Christmas 12.00 5.00 White Christmas 2.15 7.30 White Christmas 2.15 7.30 White Christmas 7.30 White Christmas 2.15 7.30 White Christmas 12.00 5.00 White Christmas 2.15

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MADE AT IS MADE WORLD CLASS THANKS TO YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT Please continue to help us transform lives through theatre by individual donations, naming a seat in our auditorium or leaving a gift in your will. For more information please contact our Fundraising Team on 0116 242 3597 or at fundraising@curvetheatre.co.uk or visit www.curveonline.co.uk/join-and-support-us/ Curve is run by Leicester Theatre Trust (registered charity no. 230708)

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